January 2013 Newsletter

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January 7, 2013

Lower Rio Grande Valley District & Corpus Christi Branch Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA’s Explains Federal HUBZone Contracting Program

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar to explain the Federal HUBZone Certification Program for small businesses seeking contracts with federal agencies. The seminar will provide information about the program’s eligibility, and the application process.  Information will also be available on PTAC, a local resource providing free counseling to small businesses seeking federal contracts.  The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411, Corpus Christi, TX 78408.  Registration begins at 8:45 am.  Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext 301 for information and reservations.

How to REALLY start your own business

Attention: Future Small Business Owners*

The U. S. Small Business Administration in cooperation with:

SCORE

invite you to attend this informational workshop on:

How to REALLY start your own business

Learn how to:

  • Summarize your idea.
  • Create a business plan.
  • Choose a business structure.
  • Get a fix on financing and financial management.

Now is your chance to get answers from the experts! Come prepared with questions and best of all it’s

FREE!

But hurry and register now because seating is limited!

Friday, January 11, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

SBA Conference Room

2422 E. Tyler Avenue, Suite E.

(Gas Light Center Plaza)

Harlingen, TX 78550

The third in a series of interesting topics to assist in our mission to help Americans start, build and grow businesses.

For reservations or for more information, please call Veronica Padilla at (956) 427-8533 ext. 233

SBA Loan Eligibility Seminar

Friday, January 11, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) conducts a free seminar for startup or existing small businesses to explain SBA loan programs, and loan eligibility plus information on free technical assistance from SCORE Corpus Christi & Del Mar College Small Business Development Center. The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Registration begins at 8:45 am. Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for reservations.


Business Start-up & Financing Options

  • Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin?
  • Want to expand your business or need working capital?
  • Are there other programs available to assist me?

Attend this event and get the answers to these and other questions you might have!

IN COOPERATION WITH THE PHARR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Pharr Chamber of Commerce

308 W. Newcombe (Park) Avenue

Pharr, TX 78577

Representatives from ACCIÓN, TEXAS will also be presenting.

Please call Veronica Padilla at (956) 427-8533 ext. 233 or the Pharr Chamber at (956) 787-1481 to reserve your seat.


SBA Available for Appointments in Aransas Pass, TX

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

10:00 a.m. - noon

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to meet with startup or existing small businesses in Aransas Pass, Texas to explain SBA's loan programs, eligibility, and free technical assistance from SCORE Corpus Christi & Del Mar College Small Business Development Center.  Individual appointments are available from 10:00 am – 12 Noon pm at the Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce, 130 West Goodnight Avenue, Aransas Pass, TX 78336.  Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for an appointment.


SBA Available for Appointments in Ingleside, TX

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1:00 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to meet with startup or existing small businesses in Ingleside, Texas to explain SBA's loan programs, eligibility, and free technical assistance from SCORE Corpus Christi & Del Mar College Small Business Development Center.  Individual appointments are available from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm at the Ingleside Library at 2775 Waco St., Ingleside, TX  78362.  Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for an appointment.


SBA Available for Appointments in Rockport, TX

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to meet with startup or existing small businesses in Rockport, Texas on Thursday, November 15, 2012 to explain SBA's loan programs, eligibility, and free technical assistance from SCORE Corpus Christi & University of Houston - Victoria - Small Business Development Center.  Individual appointments are available between 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 319 Broadway Street, Rockport, TX.   Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for an appointment.


Friday Informational Workshop

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Registration: 8:45 a.m.

Seminar: 9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.

Location: SBA Office, 2422 E. Tyler St., Suite E

(Gaslight Center Plaza) Harlingen, TX

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE informational workshop Friday, January 18, 2013 for startup or existing small businesses.  Come learn about SBA loan eligibility, current popular SBA loans, and how you can receive free technical assistance from SCORE, SBDC, and our many other resource partners.

For more information or for reservations, please call Veronica Padilla at (956) 427-8533 ext. 233

Seating is limited and seminar is subject to change.


SBA Loan Eligibility Seminar

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Friday, January 18, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) conducts a free seminar for startup or existing small businesses to explain SBA loan programs, and loan eligibility plus information on free technical assistance from SCORE Corpus Christi & Del Mar College Small Business Development Center. The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Registration begins at 8:45 am. Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for reservations.


Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting

Friday, January 25, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar to explain federal government contracting opportunities and SBA’s certification programs to help small businesses seeking contracts with the Federal Government.  The seminar will also provide information on various loan programs and local technical assistance from SBA’s resource partners.  The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street. Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for reservations.